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Samantha-Jo Roth

Iowa Kayakers For Hillary: It's Totally A Thing | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

KELLOGG, Iowa -- Life jackets, kayaks and sunblock: three items you might never think of bringing to a political gathering, but in Iowa, Hillary Clint...

Billionaire Overlords Urge GOP Presidential Contenders To Play Nice

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE BYKOWICZ | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about "Republican-on-Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for mo...

Bernie Sanders' Old-Time Religion

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Why such success, and why so soon? I will suggest that Bernie Sanders has tapped into something very deep in the American psyche: the realization that America is at its greatest, and at its best, when it is standing for progressive values.

On the Idiocy of Comparing Trump's Campaign to Bernie Sanders'

Liam Miller | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Liam Miller

Never mind Sanders' and Trump's complete unlikeness in virtually every other respect, or the vast qualitative and quantitative differences between the Democratic and Republican fields; for some, two points of superficial similarity render Trump and Sanders identical.

Chris Christie Criticizes Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said on Sunday Supreme Court justices of his liking would not h...

John Kerry: Iran Nuclear Talks 'Could Go Either Way'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says nuclear negotiations with Iran are still underway ahead of a self-imposed deadline of July 7. "We are not y...

Hillary Clinton Out (And Out And Out) For 2016 Policy Ideas

AP | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 6 about Hillary Rodham Clinton's policy research efforts, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the presiden...

Donald Trump Blames Jeb Bush For Chief Justice Roberts' SCOTUS Appointment

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WINTERSET, Iowa -- Distraught by last week's Supreme Court decision that upheld Affordable Care Act subsidies, Donald Trump said former Florida Gov. J...

Igor Bobic

Rick Perry: African-Americans Are Better Served By The Republican Party | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry stepped up to the lectern and paused. The former Texas governor scanned the room, a Thursday luncheon at the National Press C...

Lindsey Graham Joins Chorus Of Donald Trump Critics

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday criticized Donald Trump’s recent controversial remarks about immigrants, claiming Trum...

Barack Obama Is Not A Fan Of Peas In Guacamole

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama does not plan on giving peas a chance. At least not in his guacamole. The leader of the free world weighed in on the heated ...

Igor Bobic

Congrats, America! Donald Trump Is Now A Presidential Front-runner | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He told us it was going to be huge. Truly one of the biggest ever. And now Donald Trump has some polling data to back him up. The cel...

Igor Bobic

Ted Cruz Watched Porn At The Supreme Court, And Other Tidbits From His New Book | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is out with a new memoir, entitled "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America." In it, he details his conservative p...

Paige Lavender

Chris Christie Announces He's Running For President In 2016 | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced he's running for president in 2016. Christie told supporters of his plans in a phone call Tuesday morn...

Mexico Won't Be Sending Anyone To Donald Trump's Miss Universe Pageant

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY, June 29 (Reuters) - Mexico will not send a contestant to this year's Miss Universe pageant after part owner and TV personality Donald T...

Samantha-Jo Roth

Ben Carson: ‘I Don't Really Want' To Run for President | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

LAMONI, Iowa -- Ben Carson is running for president, but he said last week that it's a taxing endeavor he doesn't want to do. Rather, he said, he'd be...

On Immigration: How Big a GOP Tent?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When they're not like us...

Is Joe Biden the 'Uniter' We Need?

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

I am hearing the word 'fight' used a lot as candidates prepare for the 2016 primary and general elections. The usual phrase is, "I will fight for YOU!" It makes me wonder, "Has our government become a fight club?"

Is the GOP Relieved Over SCOTUS Obamacare Decision?

Kevin Price | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

Regardless where conservatives and other critics stand on the decision, it passed the Supreme Court's muster. The predictable backlash actually sets the stage for a GOP that might actually be relieved by the Supreme Court decision for at least a couple of reasons.

Igor Bobic

McCaskill: Bernie Sanders Is 'Too Liberal' To Be President | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

The knives are finally out in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who just happens to be a Hillary ...

Igor Bobic

2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls: Now It's Up To Us To Repeal Obamacare | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopefuls on Thursday denounced a Supreme Court decision that upheld subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Ac...

Samantha-Jo Roth

John Kasich Says He'll 'Abide By' Supreme Court's Upcoming Gay Marriage Decision | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Wednesday that if the Supreme Court strikes down his state's ban on same-sex marriage, he'll "abide...

Igor Bobic

Bobby Jindal Comes Out Swinging In Presidential Announcement Speech | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) kicked off his campaign for president Wednesday with the standard fare. He called President Barack Obama...

Lindsey Graham Says Charleston Shooting Reminded Him Of 'Mideast Hate'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

Last week's horrific shooting in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina reminded Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) of violence in the Middle East. ...

Making the Economy Work for the Many and Not the Few #12: Most Important of All, Get Big Money Out of Politics

Robert Reich | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

At the rate we're going, the 2016 election is likely to be the most expensive in history -- and the moneyed interests will be responsible for most of it. Our democracy is broken, and we must fix it. Easy to say, but how do we do it?